Travel deals

January 28

Jetsetter Promo Code: 10% Off Hotels In the Caribbean, Mexico & Hawaii

Posted by on January 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Jetsetter Promo Code: 10% Off Hotels In the Caribbean, Mexico & Hawaii

Planning to get away somewhere hot this year or next? JetSetter has a fabulous coupon that will get you an extra 10% off your bookings in the Caribbean, Mexico and Hawaii. While 10% doesn’t seem like much, I found vast differences in price compared to other travel sites, making JetSetter the place to book your vacation.

Click here to get out of Canada with Jetsetter.com now

  • Coupon Code: SUNKISSED10
  • Discount: 10% off
  • Expiry: 6th February 2015

I just got back from my vacation in the South and it was wonderful. We didn’t have a bad day of weather and the temperature hovered around 30 degrees all week. It was a dreamy week of sand and sun with my family. Coming back to the face-hurting cold was super sad and I’m already planning my next vacation in my mind! Hawaii, as you might know from a previous post I did on flights to Hawaii, is definitely on the list of next vacations.

I decided to check out some prices of hotels in Hawaii and found that JetSetter’s price was fantastic.

Take for example the Mauna Lani hotel. I quoted for five nights from February 15th to the 20th in a garden view room. Once I added the coupon code, my price became $2115 total for all the nights. Keep in mind that this is a U.S.-based site so the prices are in USD. I compared it to Expedia where I got a total for the same nights of $3374.20. Even with the exchange rate, that is quite a difference!

Another trip I’d love to take is to take my kids to Atlantis in the Bahamas. I know its going to be expensive, so we need to save our pennies, but I was very happy to see that JetSetter’s price was lower than what I had previously researched elsewhere. After adding the coupon code, the Beach Tower for the same dates as above would cost me $2787.58. At Expedia, it costs $3726.89.

If I haven’t convinced you that you need and can afford a vacation, you might want to check out this video that shows you what Atlantis is all about. It has me convinced!

Before you book any vacation, look to the forum for JetSetter coupon codes.

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January 28

Great Wolf Lodge Promo Code: Family Room As Low as $168

Posted by on January 28, 2015 at 12:05 PM

Great Wolf Lodge Promo Code: Family Room As Low as $168

I went to Great Wolf Lodge over the Christmas break and guess what we paid per night? $500 per night! While it was well worth it because we absolutely love Great Wolf Lodge, I much prefer deals where I can get a room for less than $170. Great Wolf Lodge has a promo code out right now that will get you 20% off any stay from now until the beginning of April.

Click here to book your adventure @ Greatwolf.com now

  • Coupon Code: GR8DEAL
  • Discount: 20% off
  • Expiry: 28th February 2015

You’ve got until the end of today to book, although if you really want to go, you might want to book soon as prices go up as rooms are booked. I know this from experience when a few years ago, we got the last room available and it was a steep price. The things I do for my kids I tell you!

There are blackout dates that you should know about, but I’m pleased to say March Break is not one of them. I’m considering booking a night over the break and may just do that right now. The blackout dates are:

  • January 30th
  • February 14-18
  • March 7th

I found a family suite or queen sofa suite for only $167.99. Regularly these are $209.99 for that date. You’ll have to play around with the dates to figure out when you can go or when it is cheapest, but Wednesday nights are coming up the cheapest for me.

If you are mostly concerned with the Ontario March Break, the suites are regularly $339.99, but you’ll get them for $271.99 on Wednesday March 18th. That’s still a great savings if you can’t get off work or don’t want to take the kids out of school to go. I personally don’t mind taking them out of school to go away, although it is fun to have something to do over the break.

Before you book any vacation, be sure to check the Great Wolf Lodge coupon page for the latest coupons.

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January 25

Hotwire Coupon Code: $20 Off $200

Posted by on January 25, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Hotwire Coupon Code: $20 Off $200

Hotwire coupon codes are rather rare, so we are very pleased to present you with a $20 off $200 US coupon code valid on your next Hot Rate Hotel purchase.

Click here to book your next stay @ Hotwire now

  • Coupon Code: WINTER20
  • Discount: $20 US off $200 US
  • Expiry: 5th February 2015

As the US and Canadian flags share the same website, this appears to work for both Canadian and US customers despite the fine print saying “This offer is from Hotwire.com and is valid for Hotwire.com U.S. customers only.” When I was testing the coupon, it worked for me on a Canadian destination (Edmonton) reducing my bill by $20 US, which was equivalent to $25.30 CAN, on my order.

Hotwire bills in two different currencies. If you pay with your Visa or MasterCard, they will bill you in CAD dollars. However, if you choose any other payment method (Paypal, AMEX, Discover, etcetera), then you will be billed in USD.

Hotwire has some pretty cool features in many ways. I checked out one of their Hot Rate deals where you do not see what hotel you are getting but you choose the area and you choose the quality of hotel. I was looking at three-star hotels in the downtown Edmonton Area. Sure, you get your hotel assigned to you blindly, but I was looking at only $429.85 for a five-night stay after coupon. That works out to around $86 per night! That is a very good deal as three-star hotels in that area generally retail for $120+ a night. I am not even sure I could get a room with a separate bathroom through Airbnb for that price in downtown Edmonton. I might end up going with a hotel on my next trip out to visit friends and family.

While it has been a while since I stayed at a hotel, I have always found them quite the luxury. I especially enjoy the ones with a free breakfast in the morning. One hotel I stayed at in Seattle had a waffle maker, yoghurt, and some pastries as well. I think I ate $15 worth of my nightly stay just at breakfast.

There is a limit of one coupon per user account and per qualifying hotel booking. The $200 minimum must be before additional fees as the coupon is not valid on fees.

For this and any future Hotwire coupon codes, please visit our forum.

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January 21

Lonely Planet Coupon Code: Get 50% Off Site-Wide!

Posted by on January 21, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Lonely Planet Coupon Code: Get 50% Off Site Wide!

Winter always has me dreaming about all the fantastic places in the world I want to visit. Right now, you can start planning your trip and get 50% off cover prices @ Lonely Planet. Lonely Planet offers most of their guidebooks in e-book format, which means you will not have to worry about shipping. If you prefer a hard copy, you can receive free Canadian shipping automatically if your order is over $40.

Click here to use the Lonely Planet coupon code online now

  • Coupon Code: SECRET50
  • Discount: 50% off cover prices
  • Expires: 23rd January 2015

Now folks, this coupon code does get a little awkward, so let’s make sure we understand what is happening in the shopping cart before you purchase. The 50% off discount applies to the recommended retail price, not the sale price. The recommended retail price is the original price before any sales or discounts are applied. The good news is 50% off is more than the discount currently being offered as a sale price. If you are intrigued, try popping a book into your cart with the coupon code and you will quickly see what I mean.

Where you really score a deal here is if you order guidebooks in e-book format. No shipping is necessary so that means you have no minimum for this sale. eBooks are available in PDF, EPUB and MOBI formats. That easily covers Kindles, Kobos, Android Devices, Apple Devices and more. I usually read most of my e-books on my iPhone using the free iBooks app and I typically download the ePub format as a personal preference. I’ve noticed ePub has a lot of compatibility with iBooks to use all of the features of the program such as bookmarks, writing notes, definitions available within text for unfamiliar words, highlighting, etc.

If you prefer a hard copy there is free shipping available if you spend a minimum of $40. I find that with this sale you have to buy quite a few books to reach that $40 minimum. The good news is if you do a combination of eBooks and hard copy books, the eBook prices will apply towards your $40 to qualify for free shipping. If you are thinking about mixing and matching between eBook and paper copies, you are in luck. Look at my shopping cart below and you will see all the books I picked up are eBooks except one inexpensive paper copy. I am over the $40 minimum on my total order and now qualify for free shipping.

Lonely Planet Coupon Code: Get 50% Off Site Wide!

The hard copy books seem to ship from the US. Buyer beware, you may be charged duties upon delivery as they do not clarify on their site. If you opt for the free shipping it takes anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks! If you are digging eBooks, I think that is the way to go on this deal to get the best value for your money.

I am noticing a few guidebooks in eBook format I might be interested in snagging before my next vacation. There is both a Florida (was $24.99 now $8.74) and Miami and The Keys (was $21.99 now $7.70) guidebook, which is a hot location for an inexpensive tropical vacation and could give me some great insider tips on my next trip. Cuba is another hot location for a fabulous vacation on the cheap. The Cuba travel guide was $24.99 but is now $8.74. I would also be interested in this Europe On A Shoestring guidebook which was $29.99 but is now $10.50. I have been meaning to plan a European holiday but still need to save a little more cash first.

Bargainmoosers, where are you looking forward to traveling for your next holiday?

(Image Credit: ashabot)

(Expiry: 23rd January 2015)

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January 19

Attractions Ontario: Free Coupons For Loads of Attractions!

Posted by on January 19, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Attractions Ontario: Free Coupons For Loads of Attractions!

For those of you living in Ontario, or perhaps visiting for a vacation in the next couple of months, I wanted to refresh your memories about the Attractions Ontario website. This website has a LOAD of great printable coupons and online coupon codes, which can help you score a discount at various attractions; everything from shoe museums to the theatre!

I’ll show you a list of all the current coupons for your viewing pleasure:

 

1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises – Brockville Save 25% 30 April 2015
1000 Islands Cruises Rockport $2 Off Regular Priced Cruise 30 April 2015
Bata Shoe Museum 2 For 1 Admission 30 April 2015
Bird Kingdom $3 Off All Regular Admission 30 April 2015
Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre Buy 1 reg Adult & get 1 Child FREE 30 April 2015
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory Save Up to $8! 31 January 2015
Casa Loma 20% Off Admission 30 April 2015
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures $10 Off Eco Adventure Tour 30 April 2015
Fallsview Indoor Waterpark $10 Off Gen Admission (up to 6) 30 April 2015
Fantasy Fair $4 Off All Day Ride Pass 30 April 2015
Fort William Historical Park Buy 1, Get 1 Free! 16 September 2015
Grayline Tours 10% to 20% off Grayline Tours 30 May 2015
Greg Frewin Theatre Book Online and Save 15% 01 May 2015
Hockey Hall of Fame $4 Off Per Person+10% Off Gift Store 30 April 2015
Horseshoe Resort $5 Off Adventure Park Pass 30 April 2015
JUNGLE CAT WORLD INC. $2 Off Regular Admission 30 April 2015
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Toronto $3 Off Up to 4 People 30 April 2015
Mariposa Cruises Buy One, Get One FREE 30 April 2015
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament Kids and Teen Free! 30 April 2015
Mysteriously Yours… Mystery Dinner Theatre $10 Off Regular Admission 30 April 2015
Niagara Falls IMAX Theatre $2 Off Reg Price Adult IMAX 30 April 2015
Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show Kids Free or $16 Off Per Couple 30 April 2015
Ontario Science Centre 20% Off Regular Admission 31 March 2015
Putting Edge Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf Save Up to $8! 31 May 2015
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada 15% Off Purchase 30 April 2015
Science North $2 Off Science Centre Admission 31 May 2015
Segway Ontario 20% Off Any Tour 31 May 2015
Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park One Free Pair of Sky Socks 30 April 2015
Sky Zone Toronto One Free Pair of Sky Socks 30 April 2015
Toronto Harbour Tours Buy 1, Get 1 Free 30 April 2015

Have you been to any of the above attractions? I’ve been to a few… Ripley’s Aquarium, to name one.

(Expiry: Various!)

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January 17

Niagara Falls Deals Roundup From Wagjag.com (Save Up To 80%)

Posted by on January 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Niagara Falls Deals Roundup From Wagjag.com (Save Up To 80%)

I’ve spotted a number of bargains worth a mention through the Wagjag travel deals section, so I thought I would do a little roundup post to show you the kind of deals you can take advantage of. Now, I know we don’t usually blog such location specific deals here on Bargainmoose, but Niagara Falls is an extremely popular location.

The headliner deal which prompted me to write this blog post was this one:

Wine and Dine in Luxury at the Hilton in Niagara Falls ($259 value) now $119 – For the $119 price, you will get a 1 night stay for 2 people as well as breakfast, a $40 dinner voucher and a winery tour. To me, that sounds like a super price for everything that you are getting there. It could make an ideal escape from the kids for one night! There are a few upgrade options if you want to pay a little extra, such as upgrading to a king Jacuzzi room.

Premiere Family Water Park Escapades in Niagara ($244 value) now $99 – For this deal, you’re getting a 1 night stay for 2 adults and 2 kids, as well as unlimited access to an indoor water park. There are some food and spa vouchers with this deal too – click through for all the juicy details. This sounds fantastic for an inexpensive getaway for a day with the kids.

Wine and Dine on a Niagara Falls Escape ($350 value) now $99 – This deal involves a stay at the Crowne Plaza for 2 people for 1 night, as well as a $40 spa voucher, a $40 dining voucher, two wine tasting passes, IMAX tickets and quite a few more luxuries. That’s a fantastic price for everything you’re getting there!

Niagara Falls Stay with Fallsview Dining, Casino Excitement and Clifton Hill Fun ($155 value) now $69 – This is a deal for those who’d be interested in hitting up the Fallsview Casino, as you’re staying in the Best Western across the road. There are also a lot of bonus vouchers included in the deal – I won’t list them all in here, but click through and see if you are interested.

Escape to Niagara Falls Any Night of the Week ($300 value) now $59 – This deal includes a 1 night stay for 2 at the Super 8 hotel. Obviously it’s not as highly rated a hotel as the Hilton mentioned above, but there’s a difference in the price accordingly. With this one, you also get a $70 dining voucher for a steak house, which more than covers the cost of the deal! Again, there are various bonus things included too, such as passes for mini putt, lazer tag, etc.

Any of these deals tickle your fancy?

(Expires: various!)

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January 5

Toronto Direct To Honolulu on Air Canada Only $237 + Taxes

Posted by on January 5, 2015 at 12:05 PM

Toronto Direct To Honolulu on Air Canada Only $237 + Taxes

At first I didn’t want to share this deal because I was scared that everyone would book and the price would go up, but my better senses came forward and I decided I couldn’t not share this with my fellow Moosers. If you’ve been dreaming of Hawaii as a bucket list destination, but think it is too expensive, think again. I found a direct flight from Toronto to Honolulu for only $237 on Air Canada.

In the fall I was sitting at LAX, heading home from a conference. While I was in one of my favourite places in the world (California), I was a little envious of those tanned bodies getting off a flight from Hawaii. I decided since I was sitting there anyway, I would check how long the flight from Toronto was and the cost. I was shocked to see that Air Canada does a direct flight from Toronto in the winter months. The flight I found at that time was around $700 each way.

So, I moved on and didn’t think of it again until I was talking with my mother, who didn’t believe me that there were direct flights from Toronto. She was sure you had to go to Vancouver or California and go from there. Then, my mother-in-law also thought that a direct flight couldn’t be right. I, being me, had to prove them wrong.

In doing my research, I found that Air Canada flies direct from Toronto on a 10.5 hour flight to Honolulu on Wednesdays and Sundays during the winter. I was giddy when I found a flight for only $237! Taxes and fees to fly there added up to a total of $333. On the way home, my base far was also $237, but I got a grand total of $603. I think $600 is a pretty amazing deal for 21 hours of flying to an island!

This isn’t a sale, but I thought it was a sweet deal that needed to be known. If I wasn’t already heading south in a few weeks, I’d be jumping on this flight for my family. I looked into prices for accommodations and they run the range, but if you want budget, consider renting someone’s home and walk to the beach.

The funny thing that is after doing all this research, I saw an article this weekend that Obama visited Eddie Vedder while they were both vacationing in Oahu (which is where Honolulu is located) and I thought, if its good enough for them, it would definitely be good enough for me! I searched for a February 25th departure, which is the date that these prices came up for me. You may find even cheaper on other dates.

Photo credit: Zach Dischner

(Expiry: Unknown)

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December 22

Airbnb Coupon Code: 30% off $100+ First Booking

Posted by on December 22, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Airbnb Coupon Code: 30% off $100+ First Booking

Airbnb is offering 30% off new bookings of $100+ or more with the following coupon code compliments of Travel Zoo. There is a maximum savings of $150 on your stay.

Click here to get 30% off your first Airbnb booking

  • Coupon Code: TRAVELZOO14
  • Discount: 30% off $100+ first booking
  • Expiry: 14th January 2015

Now, for the rules. This coupon code can only be used on new accounts or by current customers who have not booked a stay with Airbnb before. You know, you signed up with good intentions but the opportunity never presented itself. There is a maximum discount of $150. To maximize your discount, spend $500 on your stay to receive the full $150 off.

Fellow blogger Anna and I are not eligible to use this coupon because we both have booked stays with Airbnb before. In the last year, I have personally used Airbnb five times! I have stayed in Seattle, Vancouver (2x), Victoria, and Edmonton with Airbnb. We always find it better than a hotel and manage to get closer to the area we want to be located. My favourite was the place we stayed in Seattle. I could have thrown a stone out the person’s window and hit the side of the Washington State Convention Center. Since we were there for the Emerald City Comic Convention at the WSCC, it was the perfect place to stay.

I asked Anna about her Airbnb experience and she said:

I’ve used Airbnb once, on a visit to Spain last year. I found the most amazing 3 bedroom luxury air conditioned apartment, with a pool, right beside the sea! It was an excellent stay and Airbnb was actually fantastic in carrying out the booking process. The family we were renting from was brilliant at communicating with us both before and after our stay, and it was a pleasure to use. We’re actually considering booking the same apartment again this year. We know what it’s like, where it is, we love the facilities, so we just might stick with it.

This is one of those “holy tar-nation” deals, as Airbnb is not known for their generous coupons. However, they are known for their fantastic places to stay in wonderful cities around the world. A couple years ago, we used Airbnb for a trip to Iceland. We literally saved over a thousand dollars on what we would have paid for a hotel for 16 days.

To use this Airbnb coupon code, follow these simple instructions:

  1. Choose preferred accommodations
  2. Click “Request to Book” or “Instant Book”
  3. Click “Coupon code” and enter promo code

Then, just drop us a line and tell us where you are headed off to this coming year! Happy travels!

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December 15

Westjet Canada Coupon: 20% Off Next Flight

Posted by on December 15, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Westjet Canada Coupon: 20% Off Next Flight

West Jet has released a 20% off coupon code perhaps as a response to Air Canada’s GiftMassive code giveaway. Westjet Canada’s coupon code is valid on Econo fares between January 7th and June 15th 2015.

Click here to book your flight @ Westjet Canada now

  • Promo Code: WJP72
  • Coupon Code: NXRXJGF
  • Expiry: 30th December 2014 11:59 EST

This coupon covers nearly six months’ worth of travel giving you plenty of date flexibility. There are two blackout periods for which this coupon will not work: April 1 to 7, 2015 and May 14 to 19, 2015.

The link above should automatically fill in the promo and coupon code; however, I have included them in case it does not fill them in for you. The discount percentage is applied to the base fare only and excludes taxes, fees, and extra charges. The coupon is valid for one-way and round-trip flights.

As Anna mentioned in her Air Canada post, just because a company is handing you a 20% off coupon code does not mean they have the cheapest flights. We recommend Google Flights to price compare the flight you are looking at. You can also price compare between the Air Canada deal with their coupon and West jet with this new 20% off coupon to see which airline is offering the best deal.

Now that I live away from my family, I understand the yearly or bi-yearly pilgrimage that other people make to go visit their relatives. I still live close enough that I could theoretically drive, but flying is a lot less exhausting than a 14 – 16 hour drive. With a good flight deal, it can also cost about the same if you factor in fuel, food, and taking a vehicle across the ferry twice. That is even without a hotel room for a midnight stop.

I was looking at flying from Vancouver to Edmonton in the spring. A one-way flight starts at $151.54 before taxes and discount. Thus, a round trip ticket would cost only $305.18 for one person after discount. Even adding on bus and walk-on ferry transit (+$50) I cannot drive my car there and back for that price as the ferry alone would cost me $140 round-trip with a vehicle.

Where are you going to travel this coming year Moosers?

For this and any future Westjet coupon codes, visit our forum. We try to keep them up to date there.

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December 13

Air Canada GiftMassive Giveaway: Free Flights, or 10% to 20% Discount! *** HOT ***

Posted by on December 13, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Air Canada is having a GiftMassive giveaway! Within this promotion, they are giving away instant coupon codes for up to 20% discount on the cost of their flights, and also some free flights!

On the above page, you’ve got to pop in your email address as they will instantly email you a coupon code, or details of your prize. For example, when I first tried it, I got a 10% coupon code. They’re all one-time use coupon codes and not shareable. So if you want one, give it a try on the link above.

The prize breakdown is this:

  • 500,000 codes for 10% discount off any Air Canada Tango base
  • 350,000 codes for 15% discount any Air Canada Tango base
  • 150,000 codes for 20% discount off any Air Canada Tango base fare
  • 65 pairs of Economy Class round-trip tickets for the winner & travelling companion (Canada/US)

Here’s the type of thing you will see when you enter the giveaway on the Air Canada page:

Air Canada GiftMassive Giveaway: Free Flights, or 10% to 20% Discount! *** HOT ***

Once you have chosen your prize as shown in the screenshot above, here’s a little glitch that seems to be happening. If you take the base URL:

And have a little fiddle with the number at the end (change it to different numbers), different codes and prize combos seem to appear. I found a 20% code with this:

Air Canada GiftMassive Giveaway: Free Flights, or 10% to 20% Discount! *** HOT ***

Now Moosers, you’ve got to be savvy shoppers here. Just because Air Canada are handing you a 10% or 15% coupon code doesn’t necessarily mean that this is the best price you can get for your flight. If you have a set trip in mind, you’re going to want to head over to Google Flights and compare the exact same flights and dates to those on Air Canada’s website. In some cases, there may be no benefit to using the Air Canada coupon codes, you may be better booking through Google Flights – so make sure you check it out.

I did just this when I was checking out some prices for a flight between Winnipeg and Toronto in January. It turns out that using the above 20% code ended up saving me $80 – so that was well worth it.

If you are interested in using this deal, get in fast before Air Canada discovers their mistake.

(Expires: 30th December 2014)

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December 1

Air Canada Coupon Code: 15% Off for Cyber Monday (EXPIRED)

Posted by on December 1, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Air Canada Coupon Code: 15% Off for Cyber Monday (EXPIRED)

Air Canada has a rare 15% off coupon code for travel dates January 12 through June 15, 2015 that are booked today only!

Click here to book your next flight with Air Canada now

  • Coupon Code: CYBERMONDAY
  • Discount: 15% off travel
  • Expiry: 1st December 2014

The coupon expires at 11:59PM in the time zone of your departing city. Thus, if you were leaving from Vancouver this Air Canada coupon code would expire at midnight PST.

Travel dates are restricted to January 12 to June 15, 2015 with April 1 to April 7 blacked out. The coupon is valid on Canadian, U.S., international destinations, and various sun destinations as well for Tango and Flex Fares. You can book for up to nine passengers at a time, so even small groups can take advantage of this promotion.

I am not fond of flying as planes are notorious at arriving so late that I barely make my next transfer, or getting cancelled so I do not make my transfer, or even losing my luggage. However, I love travelling so flying is one of those necessary things especially when you want to get to some place across the ocean in a timely manner – a cruise ship just will not do it.

My partner has a real hankering for visiting England this year. Flights to London are not exactly cheap, so we will certainly be on the lookout for coupons like this one once we narrow down some dates. The conversion between the British pound and the Canadian dollar is always painful, but London is an amazing place to visit and their museums are amazing. The British Museum is even free to visit and one of my favourite places in London. I hope to spend more than a few hours there this time.

As an added bonus, every flight book enters you into a draw for the aircanada.com 10 Million Aeroplan Miles Contest. That would certainly be a nice thing to win! Just think of all the places you could travel with that many Aeroplan points.

This is a Cyber Monday deal only people, so book now! Where is your next flight going to take you?

Image credit: Doug

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November 18

Hotwire Coupon Code: $10 Off $100

Posted by on November 18, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Hotwire Coupon Code: $10 Off $100

You really don’t see too many Hotwire coupons out there, which is why this coupon is special. Get $10 off your $100 booking on Hotwire with promo code.

Click here to book your hotel @ Hotwire.com now

  • Coupon Code: THANKS10
  • Discount: $10 off $100
  • Expiry: 30th November 2014

I found something quite interesting with this coupon code. When I added it to my hotel booking, it took off more than $10, and in fact took off $11.48, no matter the price of the hotel. I think this is because Hotwire is a U.S. based site and it is giving me $10 USD off, which is most likely equal to $11.48. Score for us Canadians!

The rates on Hotwire are already pretty reasonable if you really don’t care what hotel you stay in, you just want certain features. For example, I searched Christmas Eve in downtown Toronto. I was coming up with many three and four star hotels for less than $100. But, for the purposes of this coupon, we want hotels with a before total of $100 or more. This means we can go up a star or get more features and a higher regular price for our hotel, but still take off the extra $11.48.

The coupon only works on secret hot rate hotels, but don’t be nervous about using this feature. I know a few people (including myself) who have used this feature to score really great rates on hotels and were always happy with what they came up with. In fact, I have a few friends who can easily figure out what hotel they are actually booking, simply by researching with the location, amenities and regular price information.

I know there are many of us out there (also including myself) who will need to book hotels around the holidays to visit family and friends and what better way than to get a discount too. The holidays are expensive enough, why spend more than you have to on your accommodations?

Before you book any sort of travel, always look to the coupon forum for Hotwire coupon codes and sales!

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November 4

Bed & Breakfast Promo Code: Free Gift Card

Posted by on November 4, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Bed & Breakfast Promo Code: Free Gift Card

If you are looking for an amazing gift idea for a new couple, a couple celebrating their anniversary, or just for someone (including yourself) who needs a little getaway, consider a Bed & Breakfast gift card. Right now you can use the promo code below to get yourself a free $100 gift card when you buy $350 in gift cards.

Click here to shop @ Bedandbreakfast.com now

  • Coupon Code: BIG100
  • Discount: $100 gift with purchase
  • Expiry: 5th November 2014

You might have to think fast on this promo, as its only on until the end of the day tomorrow. What’s also great about this promotion is that you only need to buy a total of $350 in gift cards, but you don’t need to buy one large gift card. You can split it up anyway you’d like. If you are an employer, this might make a wonderful gift for your employees. I’m sure they’d appreciate a $50 or $100 gift card for Christmas and you won’t have to tell them that you got $100 free. If they work for you, you are probably well aware that they need a break! Add a paid day off into the mix and that would make a winner Christmas gift.

Bed and Breakfast has places all over Canada, the U.S., and beyond. This would make a gift for someone who is staying close to home, or going abroad. If this person is you, you won’t mind saving yourself $100 off the total cost of your trip either.

Note that when you search for your destination, it will tell you if the inn accepts the gift cards. For instance, I love Collingwood and while I don’t really enjoy paying inordinate amounts to stay in the village, I could stay a night (or three) at the Pretty River Valley Country Inn. Normally $145 a night, instead of paying $435 for those three nights, I’d pay only the $350 I spent on the initial gift cards.

I noticed that Bed & Breakfast also has another promo code starting on November 6th, so if you are reading this a little late, don’t be shy to grab that promo code to use on your purchase. The free gift cards aren’t as large as this one, but the total purchase is less too.

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November 2

Hudson’s Bay Canada: Carry-On Luggage Deals

Posted by on November 2, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Hudsons Bay Canada: Carry On Luggage Deals

You may have heard that both WestJet and Air Canada are now charging for every checked baggage. It will now cost you approximately $50 per bag round-trip. A good way to save on luggage fees is to downsize your luggage to carry-on size. During Bay Days, Hudson’s Bay Canada has some good deals on quality carry-on luggage that will save you money in the end.

Let us clarify the airline luggage changes first:

Air Canada

Any economy flights will now incur a luggage fee of $25 per checked bag each way. Flex and Latitude fares allow your first bag free for tickets issued on or after September 18, 2014 for travel on or after November 2, 2014.

WestJet

Any economy flights will now incur a luggage fee of $25 – $29.50 per checked bag each way. Flex fare and Plus fare allow your first bag free. This charge is for domestic flights. In addition, if you are traveling outside of Canada, then your first bag is free. I assume that is true for Air Canada as well.

This means your trip can get expensive in a hurry if you are flying domestic. Each airline allows two free carry-on bags per person and I highly recommend maximizing this feature. One must be able to fit under the seat in front of you. The maximum dimensions for carry-on luggage (maximum 22lbs each) are:

  • Standard article: 9″ x 15.5″ x 21.5″
  • Personal article: 6″ x 13″ x 17″

For your standard article, I recommend picking up a carry on for each member of your family. I picked out a few suitcases under $80:

If you take just two trips with any of these carry-on size luggage instead of checking a bag, you will be saving money. Personally, I am eyeing up a slight more expensive piece. I want the It’s a Small World 21 inch by Heys as they are my favourite brand and that luggage is just darling. Originally $300, it is now on sale for $120.

Shipping is free on orders of $49 or more if you pay with an HBC Card. With all other currencies, shipping starts at $5.95 and is free on orders of $99 or more.

(Expiry: 4th November 2014)

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October 23

Air Canada: Seat Sale for 15% off 2 Days Only

Posted by on October 23, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Air Canada: Seat Sale for 15% off 2 Days Only

There is a pretty awesome deal happening right now at Air Canada for just two days only.  Save 15% on select flights with Air Canada, Air Canada Express or Air Canada rouge.

There are a variety of flights you can get the 15% off and this will definitely help with all of those extra fees now being issued with airlines.

This deal includes Canadian destinations, US, and international destinations and they are all 15% off without even needing a coupon code. I live in Calgary and I have family all over the US and Canada and even some family in the Caribbean so when I saw that it applies to pretty much anywhere Air Canada flies, I was excited immediately.

All of the prices listed online are one way fares. I have listed a few examples so you can get an idea of some of the great prices.

  • Calgary to Vancouver now $167
  • Toronto to Moncton now $157
  • Toronto to Quebec City now $169
  • Toronto to Boston now $163
  • Winnipeg to New York now $241
  • Toronto to Pairs now $766

As you can see, there are some pretty great deal to grab right now.

Something to keep in mind is that Air Canada is now charging a fee for all baggage.  They announced this the day after Westjet did with the fees varying on where you are headed.  Within Canada and some US destinations, the fee is $20 per bag.  Some US destinations are $25 a bag and international destinations are now up to $100 per bag depending on the country.

Most of the time, Air Canada lists blackout dates and dates of travel for when the deal is valid.  For some reason, they have not done that with this sale, which is a little disappointing since they seem to always have some kind of blackout dates. You may just have to play around to see if your travels will work with this 15% discount.

This is all of the information we know for this sale and as an avid traveller myself with a family of four, I know how awesome that 15% discount will be per ticket. This is especially true during the holidays!

Happy traveling Moosers!

(Image credit to Aero Icarus)

(Expiry: 24th October 2014)

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